Thursday, April 21, 2011

Home Decor Hop Day 3

Welcome to the last day of the Home Decor Blog Hop!  I am Vicki and if you hopped here from Angelica (http://handmadebyangelica.com/)  then you are in the right place - if you just happen to hop here and would like to join in on the fun then you can start with Faith at http://faithfulecreations.wordpress.com/!  Thanks for hopping by, I hope you enjoy the hop, the projects and find a little inspiration to do something new and exciting in your own home!  I will be giving away blog candy on Monday (see below - Day 1).  Your next stop is listed at the bottom of this post :)
Vicki

So My Day 3 Project was the result of my sitting at my desk most of  Day 2 wishing I had a calendar to refer to and a project idea for day 3 :)  Well, after debating where I would find a calendar that I could just pin up on top of my desk I decided to make one myself!  Here it is....

Its not a huge, elaborate, complicated project - but a pretty useful one!  I knew I wanted to see two months at a time so I used a blank calendar template in microsoft publisher and arranged two months on one page.  Then I imported two of my favorite digi images and printed it out on white cardstock.  I colored in the images with my copics, wrote in the things I needed to remember and in less than an hour, I had a calendar that suited my needs, I like to look at and didnt have to leave my apartment, spend a dime on gas or supplies, gave me a post for day 3 and had fun creating!   I'm thinking when May is over I will cut out the digi images so they won't go to waste and use them on a card or scrapbook page :)

In case you missed it yesterday.....
My Day 2 project is not one that I just whipped up over night - It is one that I already have had done but couldnt waste the opportunity to share because it is one my favorites.  Its a TV stand that I designed around the baskets.  My kids are forever not picking up after themselves (imagine that! lol), leaving video games and controllers, dvd etc all over the floor so i thought putting the stuff all in baskets that they could just pull out as they needed would save me some time and stress :)  So here it is....




So first I bought the baskets, then I drew the tv stand (which I had someone else build for me to my dimmensions).  Then I stained the entire thing and stenciled stars on either end and the saying in the middle.  A coat of poly, thow the kids 'junk' in the baskets and in the tv they go... It serves my primitive taste, holds my big tv with a little room for a primitive display and when the kids need something, they just pull out a basket!!

In case you missed it yesterday here are my Day 1 Projects!
My 1st project is a stamped and colored framed print.  My 1st Project is also going to be my BLOG CANDY!  So leave me a comment and become a follower and this can be all yours! :)
This fun project can either stand up or be hung up :)  I started with an unfinished wooden frame that I got at Michaels.  I painted the frame with black paint.  When the paint was dry i sanded down both the outside and inside edges to give it that old, distressed look and then used a spray sealer.  On the inside I took a 5x7" piece of ivory cardstock and added some tea dye Ranger distress ink in a circular motion and then a touch of walnut.  I stamped the sentiment on a piece of cardstock 3x2" using Adirondack black ink and applied the distress inks as before.  I then used a piece of striped, distressed looking backround paper our of my scrap bin (about 3"x4 1/4").  I glued the backround paper on the top and the sentiment in the middle.  I then sewed on two wooden buttons in the corners (1 star and 1 heart).  The bear and honey pots are from Stampin' Up and I colored them with copics and popped it in the frame!  The frame came with a peg to put in the back for standing up but i also added a picture hanger in the back so it could also be hung.

My 2nd project was to transform a plain milk can that I had picked up at an antique shop near home.
This was a simple but effective transformation.  I cut a star on my cricut (you could use any shape you wanted) and then use the negative space as a stencil to paint the star on the front.  I then tore a strip of homespun fabric (the entire length of the fabric) to make the bow.  Lastly, some sunflowers from Michaels and wah lah! from plain to country in less than half an hour!

Well, anyone who knows me knows that my country, primitive dolls are an important part of my home decor.  In the spirit of the holiday weekend here is a bunny doll that I just love!
It would be hard to post sewing instructions on a blog so I chose to go with a doll that although I made I did not design myself so that I can direct you to threadbareprimitives.com for the pattern. 
This doll was handmade from scratch and has been treated with a mixture of coffee, vanilla and cinnamon and then baked in the oven so not only does it have that 'older country' look but it smells good too!

Now that you have seen all of my projects let me show you how they all look together!!!  And now you all know what my house looks like!  Lots and lots of country, primitive stages such as this one :)  I hope you all enjoy the hop as much as I have - with this hop I was able to share a big piece of who I am!

You're next stop!!!!!
Happy Hopping and Happy Easter!
Vicki

49 comments:

anitaandbugs said...

These are all great----you do fantastic work.I am now a follower:)
Hugs, Anita

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Hey, I like the combination--I would not break it up. You are very versatile in talents! Good to host along with you. (You do not have to enter me in the drawing.)

Gill McCall said...

Vicki they are all fabby and look good together. im loving this hop seeing what everyone created.

Linda Dale said...

Sooooooo good. You know I love your stuff. I need more of it in my space.

Mrs. Swandog said...

Wow...a whole corner collection....very awesome

Misty said...

That is an awesome collection!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

i would love to see ur home!! betch lots of aahhs and oohs! LOVE all your projects. I like this look.. so I'll be happy to be a happy winner... :) new follower
parkernana5@cox.net
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

Trisha said...

Beautiful projects and they make such a lovely display. Thanks for the chance to win you great wall hanging. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

SpantastiKreations said...

What a a fabulous grouping. Great job on everything. LOVE the country feel.

TFS,
Erin
spantastikreations@yahoo.com

spelsue said...

Very cute ideas. Thanks for sharing a bit of you with us.

jessica said...

love all your projects.you have amazing talent! tfs
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Bonita Rose said...

fabulous projects, oh my u hv been so so busy!

Brenda said...

Wow, wonderful. My mom would love visiting your house. Love the country look

IRUNINCIRCLES said...

Too cute! I love that little bunny...wish I had time for sewing! I bet it smells delightful!

Thanks!
Shannon_Corbin@live.com

Erin Wooden-Nagy Independent Crafter said...

The perfect trio! Great ideas, thanks for sharing!

Jenn Roseman said...

I Love Love your projects!!! That is SO my style!!!

www.memorieswithjen.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Oh wow you a super talented!!!! I can even choose a favorite but if I had too it would be the Sunflowers in the milk jug (I'm always looking for an antique on of those) Great job.
I love your style... I'm your newest follower... I'm going to have to come back here in the future.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Michelle
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

Also I would love it if you would visit my blog if you have the time
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

jenni said...

Super cute, I love anything vintage!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Kaitlin said...

Great projects!:)

Kaitlin
angel1694@comcast.net
http://cupcakesandcards.blogspot.com/

PixiesDelight said...

very creative!
Hopping along
bargainmama@mchsi.com

Sherrie K. said...

Cute projects!!!
Sherrie K
http;//sherriescraps.blogspot.com

silvia said...

Cute projects!!

BunnyFreak said...

Great projects. I love the bear picture.

VinDeeLoo said...

Love your projects. Looks great!

VinDeeLoo
www.vindeeloosthisnthat.blogspot.com
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

lovescrapreflect said...

love all your projects love the primitive stuff

Diana said...

This are such great primitive pieces...I became a follower and will be back to visit :)
thanks
dj_enns@yahoo.com

joydee1963 said...

love that look of country primtive, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

faithfulecreations said...

Wow Vicky I don't know where to start! That little teddy is so cute and that's one of my favorite sayings actually. The refurbished/altered milk jug is awesome! Great work lady, thanks for being in my hop!

faithfulecreations said...

UGH I always spell your name wrong I'm so sorry...VICKI!!!

Debican said...

I wish my own decor looked like this...I like it alot. TFS
Hugs, Debi

Sue D said...

Fabulous country decor.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

stampinlara said...

cute cute projects! I love your style. ;-) I love your blog too, I just became a new follower!
thanks for sharing your work.

stampinlara at yahoo dot com

Ola said...

All of your work is gorgeous! What a fabulous blog candy!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

thekolbes said...

I am not a follower. Holy cow girl you are so creative and talented. I love it all. Gorgeous.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Trish
krazykcrafers at msn dot com

anitaandbugs said...

Girl, you are way too talented.I am so glad we have done this hop.
Happy Easter:)
Anita

Jenn Roseman said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

Stephanie said...

WOW!!! Love your TV stand! The baskets look great in the stand! The frame and pail is adorable!!! The bunny is soooo precious! Thanks for sharing!

scrappingwithstephanie@gmail.com
scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Your TV shelf is beautiful. I esp like that you felt you could add a sentiment. Why not? It is a very welcoming shelf. I am impressed. I would show it too!

Gill McCall said...

Vicki - i missed day two but am here now for day three - your TV stand unit is amazing - now then i need you to come to my house and make one for me !!! lol The calendar i love as its so useful AND it has FAIRIES on it - how cool. ive loved being on this hop and seeing everyones creations - amazing

Scrappin said...

You do very beautiful work, thanks for sharing it all with us!
Ann - new follower
ScrappinAnn at gmail dot com
www.annlenth.blogspot.com

Linda Dale said...

Very cool idea, I think I need to make on just for my blog hops and projects so I don't forget any and are ahead of the game. Have a wonderful Easter. See you Tuesday!

iluvkatie74 said...

Everything is so eautiful! Great job on it all.

iluvkatie74
at yahoo
dot com

Misty said...

I have enjoyed all your projects!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Brenda said...

Great idea for the calendar. I was just thinking of doing something like this. Now I will...hehehe. Great job

thekolbes said...

Your calendar is awesome as all of your other projects. Thanks so much for sharing
Trish
kcrazykcrafters at msn dot com

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Day 3
Vicky, great way to be resourceful and fill a need. You can even chance the digi to match each month!!

A Scrap Above said...

WOW! All of your projects are really great! Already a follower of your blog
TFS
Bonnie
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Anniebee said...

Each one of your projects is wonderful by itself but that tv stand is out of this world! I no longer have kids at home but I sure wish I had had something like this when I did! I'm saving the picture and showing it to my DIL as a suggestion for her house. My grandkids are gamers and movie watchers and this would be an excellent solution to the problem you described. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anne
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

shersl84bed said...

WOW WOW WOW Your tv stand is fantastic. I need one just like this. My kids leave their video games, the controllers, all of that sitting out. This would be perfect. I love how you stenciled the top too, very pretty. Great project.

Smiles sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

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